elk form alteration

Submitted by bob on 03/08/2004 at 21:56. ( robertci@netwest.com )

i am doing my first elk shoulder mount. i recieved my form,simi sneak rite turn from McKenzie,attached my horns and realized the form will not hang on wall.the horns hit wall.i need 6 to 7 more inches of shoulder to clear wall. any ideas to solve problem without reordering a oversized form? thank you!

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This response submitted by DaveT on 03/08/2004 at 22:58. ( )

You can turn the head more, lower/tilt the head down, add to back board, etc...


Check the angle of the antlers first.

This response submitted by JOhn C on 03/08/2004 at 22:59. ( )

Many first time elk, people tend to lay the antlers way back, pull up some reference photos and make sure. There are some pic posted on taxichat of a live mature bull and check the link above.


This response submitted by Coot on 03/09/2004 at 15:33. ( taxi@novirus.safe )

Listen to John C . I used to make that same mistake . Use good reference and match the angle of your skull plate to your form . I think you will be suprised at how much difference it really does make . I just finished a 6x7 47inch bull on that form and had at least 3 inches of wall clearance .

Just a tip

This response submitted by George on 03/09/2004 at 22:49. ( georoof@aol.com )

I learned long ago to mount my antlers on the mannikin BEFORE I had it on the mounting stand. If you set your mannikin on the floor with the back panel flat, bolt the antlers in so that the tips don't hit the floor. THEN when you mount your elk and hang it on the wall, guaranteed, the antlers won't contact the wall.

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